“I think a little pale blue works in every room.”
Miles Redd is a celebrated interior designer and the creative director of Oscar de la Renta Home. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Redd got his start as a set designer where he first began playing with design elements that would become his signature style: lacquered walls, leather-covered doors, painted floors and beautiful artwork, not to mention a fearless attitude about color. Here, he answers our questions about his unique to approach to color in interior design.
IN: You refer to yourself as a “maximalist.” How does color factor in to your design aesthetic?
MILES: I dream in Technicolor. I respond to colors and the way they make you feel, I would say color is one of my biggest spring boards when designing a room.
IN: Do you have a favorite color when you design?
MILES: I think a little pale blue works in every room.
IN: Is there a color you try to avoid when designing a space?
MILES: I am not a big fan of muddy orange that looks like a fake tan.
IN: In your opinion, what are the major color trends happening now
MILES: I think yellow is going to be strong again.
IN: What city inspires you the most?
MILES: New York City
IN: Where do you derive the most color inspiration?
MILES: Other artists
IN: How much does your personal style influence your designs?
MILES: I have many personal styles, so all of them influence my design decisions. Sometimes a client will make a choice that I see works for her, and it is great because the project takes on her personality.
IN: In what ways did growing up in the south influence the way you approach color?
MILES: I had a happy childhood, so I would say I have a happy palette.
IN: What are some easy tips for injecting color into a room?
MILES: Paint the doors to your apartment a bright color.
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